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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
760-346-0744
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
LOVE THIS MEXICAN BAR

I like to stop in for a margarita whenever I am in Palm Desert. It is located on El Paseo drive [fashion street Rodeo drive style]...it has returned from a fire not long ago, and restored to original form. The bar is low ceiling and cozy and where I like to sit. The bar staff is friendly and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Neal S
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Palm Springs
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch at armandos...the bartender over charge my bill by 15 dollars...I pointed out the overcharge...they corrected or, but left no tip. Bartender follows me to my car...said I had the wrong credit card copy...just I did not...he said I did not leave a tip...which is correct because of the overcharge....been coming here for ten years...but since their fire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great little mexican joint in El Paseo center in Palm Desert. Need reservations to get in, but food was reasonably good and some creative dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for the best margarita ever when visiting the Palm Springs area you must go to this restaurant! Great service lilac clientele.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wait till you try this place, the outside patio is perfect with misters to take the edge off the warm desert nights, service is first class and the food... OMG the food is the BEST ever

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I like to stop in for a margarita whenever I am in Palm Desert. It is located on El Paseo drive [fashion street Rodeo drive style]...it has returned from a fire not long ago, and restored to original form. The bar is low ceiling and cozy and where I like to sit. The bar staff is friendly and they pour... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We are so lucky to have Armando's reopen after a year of closure due to fire in the attic. All spruced up but familiar settings, this is the place to go if you love mole. And margaritas. Great bar, lovely outdoor dining with misters in the hot periods, good food, good service, well priced, casual, friendly. El Paseo/Palm Desert classic,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They serve awesome fajita's. The meat was tender and tasty and the wait staff was very nice and attentive. You can tell the margaritas are killer as the bar has boxes of tequila ready for your order. I highly recommend a lunch or dinner at Armando's, you will enjoy it. Make reservations if you can, they get really busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped in for a cold beer and some Nachos and I was very happy with my plate. They also have good salsa. Went back again the next day and it was just as good. Nice place to eat and relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Enjoyed lunch at Armando's with friends who encouraged me to have one of their famous margaritas. Look out! Strong doesn't even describe it. I quietly asked the waiter for a little extra lime juice and he brought it calling it my

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place is in the heart of Elpaseo, and you cant miss it by the mist curtain that envelops the deck. Overall the food was great, the servers my be alittle over worked, and the margs re stiff enough to hang your hat on. I had the beef stuffed relleno and it was awesome. So good I want back the... More 

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Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
Phone Number: 760-346-0744
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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